Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Insects beware! This west coast plant wants to eat you
Triantha occidentalis – a species of false asphodel – is the first new carnivorous plant to be identified by botanists in 20 years. It is notable for the unusual way it traps prey with sticky hairs on its flowering stem.
Aug 9, 2021
New protein “switch” could be key to controlling blood-poisoning and preventing death
Scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered a new protein “switch” that could stop the progression of blood-poisoning, or sepsis, and increase the chances of surviving the life-threatening disease.
Feb 25, 2019
UBC research receives $2.2M in grants from NSERC
Research into salmon, clean drinking water, river ecosystems, and wireless networks at UBC received a $2.2 million boost in funding from NSERC.
Feb 10, 2015